“A piece of content or data is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it — subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and share-alike.” -from The Open Definition

Show the world your Data is open by adding a /open page to your site.

/open is an initiative to help make Open Data easier to find and to help organizations orient themselves in the Open Data community. In the same way you have a /contact or /about page on your website so people can find and learn about you quickly, you should have also have a /open page.

What goes on your organization’s /open page?

Each organization is different so you will have to craft your own /open page – we can, however, provide some guidance. At a minimum, you should state who you are and your mission, describe the datasets you are sharing and how they can be accessed, and explain the terms under which your data can be used by others. To get started, take a look at our Guidelines page.

Have a question? Don’t hesitate to get in touch via our Contact page or by mentioning @slashopen on twitter!

Add your Open Data site to the /open Directory.

Do you have Open Data you want others to use? Let us know and we’ll help spread the word.

Get the /open Badge for your Open Data site.

Do you want to help spread Open Data? Choose your favorite /open Badge to display on your own website!

Blog about /open and contribute to the /open Blog

To start blogging here, create an account and let us know – we’ll give you author privileges.

Join the /open Team

Tobias Eigen set up SlashOpen in September 2011 as a contribution to the Open Data community, inspired by discussions at the Open Data for Development Camp in May 2011. Mark Root Wiley designed the badge and banner. If you’re interested in helping shape /open and drive it forward, get in touch!

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Deadline extended to Nov 30! Applications open for TESTING123 Innovation Fund at Global Integrity

TESTING123 Deadline Extended to November 30

If you were planning to submit an application to the Global Integrity TESTING123 Innovation Fund, it’s not too late! The deadline for submissions has been extended by another two weeks. Details and application form at http://innovation.globalintegrity.org

Global Integrity is looking to invest in brand new ideas that target the challenges of transparency and accountability.  Truly innovative, wacky ideas so out there that they might fail. But they have to be testable within a reasonable time frame. If you have an idea or two that you have always wanted to try out, I’d really recommend that you apply.. and not just for the money either (most grants will be in the $10k range). The application process itself is innovative and thoughtful, and may well help you to find that nugget that makes your idea impactful. The GI team also is interested in helping out with projects along the way.

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